Historic Triangle Athletes Announce College Decisions on 2016 National Signing Day

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Christine McBeath signs her letter of intent. (Ty Hodges/WYDaily)

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Historic Triangle athletes put pen to paper Wednesday during National Signing Day ceremonies across the region.

Athletes who play football, volleyball, swimming, soccer, softball and field hockey all announced where they will be playing their respective sports at the next level.

The biggest intrigue locally on National Signing Day was where Lafayette senior linebacker Cheyton Pine would play football. Pine, who had verbally committed to Pittsburgh, chose between Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Iowa State on Wednesday.

In front of family and friends, Pine put on a Pittsburgh hat that signified his decision to stick with the Panthers after receiving late pressure from the Hokies and Cyclones.

"I was shaking. It was one of those moments that was more than a four-year decision," Pine said about his decision to commit to Pittsburgh. "I had a good connection with [the coaching staff]. I've been talking to these guys for almost a year now. That was one of the main factors."

While those committed to play for Division I schools signed their letters of intent, those playing at the Division III level will not be signing letters of intent because Division III schools cannot award athletic scholarships. Despite not formally signing letters of intent, the Division III signees were still included in the ceremonies.

This post will be updated as new information becomes available.

Below is a full list of Historic Triangle signees:

Division I

Football: Daniel Jones (Bruton), Richmond
Volleyball: Sophia Beaudoin (Grafton), Cornell
Swimming: Jonathan Spires (Grafton), Princeton
Football: Reed King (Grafton), Virginia Military Institute
Football: Scott Jones (Hampton Roads Academy), Duke
Football: Cheyton Pine (Lafayette), Pittsburgh
Football: Trey Neville (Lafayette), Army
Football: Tryek Graham (Lafayette), Stony Brook
Men's Soccer: Reeves Trott (Lafayette), William & Mary
Football: Darius Reynolds (York), Richmond
Men's Soccer: Max Poelker(York), Longwood
Women's Soccer: Christine McBeath (Walsingham Academy), St. John's

Division III

Softball: Tara Deck (Grafton), Christopher Newport University
Volleyball: Rachel Blitt (Grafton), Christopher Newport University
Football: Mitch Barrick (Lafayette), Hampden-Sydney
Women's Soccer: Carson Pokorny (Lafayette), Christopher Newport University
Field Hockey: Rachel Clancy (Walsingham Academy), Mary Washington
Women's Soccer: Shaye Doherty (Warhill), Christopher Newport University